**Learning Day on January 27th will be closed for Registration at all 25 sites**
February 2, 2017 – February 15, 2017
Students whose primary residence is within the CUSD boundaries may Open Enroll at ONE Alternative Education Program School or ONE attendance area school other than his/her attendance area school during the Open Enrollment Window only. You may visit the school of your choice to complete an Open Enrollment Form during the Priority Open Enrollment Window if you wish to participate in the Priority Open Enrollment Lottery on March 14, 2017
- Duplicate requests will result in cancellations of all requests.
- Open Enrollment results will be mailed the week of April 3, 2017.
Alternative Education Program School Applications
(Faria grades K-5, Murdock-Portal grades K-5, McAuliffe grades K-8 and
Cupertino Language Immersion Program [CLIP] grades K-8)
- Priority will be given to siblings of in-district students currently attending the respective school who register during the registration window, February 2 – February 15, 2017 only.
- Parents/guardians who do not already have a child in a particular alternative program are required to attend a mandatory information meeting and tour prior to submitting your Open Enrollment Request during the Open Enrollment Window. Contact specific schools for dates and times.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Incoming 2017-18 Kindergarten students must register during the Kindergarten Registration Window (January 23 – February 15, 2017) to be eligible for an Open Enrollment request during the February 2 – February 15, 2017 Open Enrollment Window. Please contact your Open Enrollment choice school for Open Enrollment hours. Hours may vary depending on the school site. Late applications will not be accepted.
A McAuliffe 5th grade student or a 5th grade CLIP student must participate in the Priority Open Enrollment Window, February 2, 2017 – February 15, 2017 if he/she would like to attend his/her respective attendance area school for the 2016 -2017 school year.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING OPEN ENROLLMENT AT STOCKLMEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND CUPERTINO MIDDLE SCHOOL:
* Due to the impact at Stocklmeir Elementary School and Cupertino Middle School (CMS), these schools will not be accepting Open Enrollment Requests for the 2017-2018 school year. These schools will NOT be closed to their attendance area students.
PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND:
- A student has one lottery ticket, therefore, if you use your one lottery ticket to be considered for Lawson you may not apply to any other Cupertino Union School District middle school.
- Duplicate requests will result in cancellations of all requests.
- Priority will be given to siblings of in-district students currently attending the respective school (Lawson Middle School); and who complete the Open Enrollment form and lottery ticket during the Open Enrollment Window (February 2, 2017 - February 15, 2017).
- Second priority will be given to CMS attendance area students.
Open Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
1. After I register for my neighborhood attendance area school, how many schools can I apply to during the Open Enrollment window?
Each family may apply for only one school (one Alternative Education Program School OR one neighborhood attendance area school) during the Open Enrollment period. Duplicate requests will result in the cancellation of all requests, and late applications will not be accepted.
2. Do I have to reside in the District to participate in Open Enrollment?
Yes, all Open Enrollment requests, and any resulting waitlist numbers, are valid only as long as the student resides within CUSD. Once a student moves outside the District, the Open Enrollment request, and any resulting waitlist number, is no longer valid.
3. Do I have to reside in the District to attend parent information meeting?
No. Each alternative education program school may start parent information meetings in the month of December. You don’t have to reside within CUSD to sign up and attend the meeting. You do have to attend the meeting and reside within CUSD to participate in Open Enrollment.
4. We live in the District; is it possible to participate in Open Enrollment if my child attends private school?
Yes. Your Open Enrollment request and resulting waitlist number is valid as long as you reside within CUSD. Your child may attend private school while waiting for the approval of the requested school.
5. We won’t be able to attend the last day of school. Will it affect our status on the waitlist?
No. Your Open Enrollment request and resulting waitlist number is valid as long as you reside within CUSD. However, if your child currently attends an alternative education program, his enrollment will be dropped if you miss the first day of school.
6. I have a child already in an alternative education program. Is my other child guaranteed a spot at the same alternative program?
No. Sibling priority is considered during the Open Enrollment window. However it does not guarantee placement at the same alternative program.
7. My older child is currently attending 5th grade at an alternative program; will my younger child have sibling priority at the same alternative program?
Yes. Even though your older child will attend middle school next year, their younger sibling still has sibling priority for the same alternative education program during the Open Enrollment window.
8. My 5th grader currently attends McAuliffe, a Kindergarten through 8th grade school, and would like to attend his/her attendance area school for middle school, should he/she participate in the Open Enrollment Window?
Yes, your current 5th grader must participate in the Open Enrollment Window if he/she would like to attend his/her attendance area middle school otherwise your McAuliffe student will continue at McAuliffe School.
9. My 5th grader currently attends CLIP at Meyerholz Elementary, and would like to attend his/her attendance area school for middle school, should he/she participate in the Open Enrollment Window?
Yes, your current 5th grader must particiapte in the Open Enrollment Window if he/she would ilke to attend his/her attendance area middle school otherwise your CLIP student will continue in CLIP at Miller Middle School.
10. If our Open Enrollment is approved, do we still have a spot at our neighborhood school if we change our mind?
If you receive an approval letter at the end of March, you give up your space in the CUSD school where your child is currently registered and the requested school becomes your new home school. After placement, any request to transfer to another school must be done by following the District’s Request for Transfer process. These requests will be approved on a space-available basis, determined by District regulations at the time of the request.
11. My child is in Special Education; can we participate in the Open Enrollment window?
Yes. You can apply for an alternative school OR an attendance area school during the Open Enrollment window as long as your child is not in a Special Day Class (SDC). If your child is in SDC, prior approval from the Pupil Services Department is required for Open Enrollment.
12. My child is in ELD; can we participate in Open Enrollment?
Yes. If your child is in an ELD program, or has been identified as an English Language Learner, you may participate in Open Enrollment.
13. If my child is approved to attend a requested school through Open Enrollment, is transportation covered by the District?
No. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
14. When will we know the result of Open Enrollment?
After the Open Enrollment Lottery on March 14, 2017:
A Lottery waitlist will be established for each school based on the drawn lottery numbers.
Results will be mailed to parent/guardian during the week of April 3, 2017 and will NOT be given over the phone. No exceptions.
If you have not received your Lottery results by Thursday, April 13th, please call the Student Assignment Office at 408-252-3000 ext. 61110. Please note that the Lottery number assigned to your student on March 14 may not be the same as the Lottery wait list number assigned to your student after the Lottery.
15. How long will the waitlist last? Do we need to apply again next year if we don’t get into the requested school?
A waitlist for each school is established every year after the Lottery. This waitlist is valid for a year and will expire on March 1st of the following year. If your child is not placed at the requested school by March 1st and you are still interested, we encourage you to participate in Open Enrollment again next year.
16. Will there be other opportunities to Open Enroll?
Not Priority Open Enrollment, CUSD does offer "Seasonal" Request for Transfer Windows throughout the school year. However not every school nor every grade is available during the "Seasonal" Request for Transfer Periods. Please visit the CUSD web site throughout the school year for dates, specific school sites and specific grades.
Revised as of 12/21/2016